30 Things You Didn’t Know About The British Royal Family

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30. Queen Elizabeth II Married Her Cousin

Yes, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip are cousins, in a way. They share the same great-great-grandparents, making them third cousins. Surprisingly, the previously mentioned great-great-grandparents, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, were first cousins.

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Philip and Elizabeth married on 20 November 1947, and in 2017 they celebrated their platinum wedding. Now, they are together for more than 70 years.

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